Books books everywhere!

I’ve been tagged to write about books. I could write a hundred analogies like ‘its like asking an Eskimo to talk about ice’ and ‘its like asking Himmesh Reshammiya to talk about caps and nasal singing’ or ‘its like asking Imelda Marcos to talk about shoes’, but I think you guys get the picture, no? Enough said! 

1. Books that Changed Your Life
The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami
Veronika decides to die, Paulo Coelho
(in that order)
When I say ‘changed’ what I mean is they changed the way I looked at things, my perspective and my priorities. They also taught me to dream a Utopian dream and still have a hope that some day it will ring true.

2.A Book that I have read more than once
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J.K.Rowling)
Selected poems of John Keats
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat (Bill Watterson)

3. A Book You’d Take onto a Desert Island (I’m guessing it’s ‘deserted’ island ‘coz desert island doesn’t make a lot of sense now, does it?)
The Calvin and Hobbes complete boxed version
The first 5 Harry Potter books (not the 6th, no)
(in that order)

4. Books That Made You Laugh
(no particular order)
The Amulet of Samarkhand, Golem’s Eye (Jonathan Stroud)
Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

5. Books That Made You Cry
We the living (Ayn Rand)
We the living (Ayn Rand)
We the living (Ayn Rand)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (J.K.Rowling)

6. A Book You Wish Had Been Written
(I’m gonna take it as ‘books’ instead of ‘book’)
‘Workplace etiquette for Dummies’
‘Table manners for Dummies’
‘English Pronunciation for Moronic-Dummies’
You get the drift? 😉

7. Books You Wish Had Never Been Written
None. Books have to be written. Remember, they are humanity in print. Saying some books should never be written is like saying some races should never be born.

8. Books You’re Currently Reading
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Zahir (Paulo Coelho)
The Bancroft Strategy (Robert Ludlum)
The complete works of Kahlil Gibran (Kahlil Gibran)
I was out of bookmarks, so didn’t pick another new one! 🙂

9. Books You’ve Been Meaning To Read
Yet to read

My name is Red (Orhan Phamuk)
Selected Short stories (Franz Kafka)
City of Joy (Dominic Lapierre)
The inheritance of loss (Kiran Desai) – started, gave up, started, gave up, might start again 😦
The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
God’s Debris (Scott Adams)

Yet to buy/beg/borrow/steal (!!)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (JKR) countdown time!
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
The Wind Up Bird Chronicles (Haruki Murakami)
Curious Lives (Richard Bach)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
The Witch of Portobello (Paulo Coelho)
Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Three men in a boat (Jerome K.Jerome)
…to name a very few!

Thanks for the tag, Nithya!

And I tag anyone who’s as crazy about books as I am.